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Department of Archaeology


Dr Thomas Cucchi, Ba History, Msc Environmental Archaelogy, PhD

Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41163
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41101


• MA, History, University of Paris 1(Pantheon-Sorbonne) (graduated 1997).
• MSc. Environmental Archaeology, University of Paris 1(Pantheon-Sorbonne), Institute of Art & Archaeology (graduated 2001).
• PhD Natural History Museum of Paris, “Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation department, UMR CNRS 5197 “Zooarchaeology and human societies” (graduated January 2005).

Research interests

• Origin and human dispersal of domesticates ungulates and commensal small mammal species as a direct and indirect proxy of (i) human cognitive evolution and migrations and (ii) impact of anthropisation on Holocene mammal diversity
• Development of Geometric morphometrics applications in Zooarcheology
• Geographical foci include Europe and the Mediterranean area, the Near and Middle East, China, Island Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Research Project

• Bioarchaeology of Pig Domestication and Husbandry project Programme
• Travelling companions and unwelcome guests: human dispersal and exchange networks in the Holocene
• Origin and spread of stock-keeping in the Near East and Europe
• Prehistoric origins of Orcadian cultural exchange networks: biomolecular and morphometric studies of Orkney voles

Selected Publications

Edited works: conference proceedings

Journal papers: academic

Journal papers: online

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